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SKINNY GUACAMOLE RECIPE
Looking for the best skinny guacamole recipe EVER?
A wonderful party dip, this is a slimmed down skinny version of everyone’s favorite, and with a good power blender, this lower fat and calorie guacamole is even easier to make!
It will go perfectly with any chip or “dip-able” veggie and makes the perfect healthy appetizer.
We use peas instead of more avocado to cut out fat and calories, without losing any of the flavor!
For some variation you may also try cooked broccoli or asparagus tips, or we LOVE using edamame for added protein!
If you like your skinny guacamole spicy, leave the seeds in the jalapeno!
Time to get out the avocados and blend a smooth or chunky variety of a healthier gathering staple!
Note: Blender Babes now wear Activewear
- 1 cup frozen peas or edamame slightly thawed or cooked edamame
- 1-2 medium Haas avocado peeled and pitted
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime or lemon juice or to taste
- 1 medium tomato
- 1/4 red or sweet onion
- 1 jalapeno or serrano chile
- 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro
- 1 garlic clove
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- For Blendtec: Add onion, jalapeno, and cilantro (push cilantro leaves down) and secure lid. Press “Pulse” 6-8 times until everything is roughly chopped. Add the remaining ingredients and secure lid. Press “Pulse” 8-15 times until preferred texture is reached.
- For Vitamix: Add all ingredients in order listed and secure lid. Select VARIABLE, speed #1. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to VARIABLE, speed #3 then 5. Blend for 15-20 seconds, using the tamper to press the ingredients into the blades.
- For both: You may need to stop the machine and run a spatula around the inside of the container towards blade to integrate ingredients. Do not over mix. Leave chunky.
- All done! Enjoy!! Now take a photo, rate it, and share your accomplishments! 🙂 Tag @BlenderBabes & #BlenderBabes
For variation, use 1 C. of well-cooked broccoli, edamame, or cooked asparagus tips
AVOCADO HEALTH BENEFITS & FUN FACTS
They are often called butter pears or alligator pears, but avocados resemble pears in shape only.
The buttery smooth texture and high fat content of this fruit are unique among fruits.
This native of Central and South America has been cultivated since about 8,000 BC.
Some people avoid avocados because of their high fat content, but most of it is healthy, monounsaturated fat. Avocados have a positive effect on cholesterol, with one study showing that persons that ate an avocado a day had an average 17% decline in total cholesterol.
Also avocados are high in carotenoid lutein, which is important in maintaining healthy vision.